●Unforgettable tour to the soul of Portugal...World Heritage Site and faith.
On this tour I will guide you in Tomar and Coimbra.
Tomar was declared a World Heritage Site because:
"Originally designed as a monument symbolizing the Reconquest, the Convent of the Knights Templar of Tomar (transferred in 1344 to the Knights of the Order of Christ) came to symbolize just the opposite during the Manueline period - the opening up of Portugal to other civilizations. "
80 km (50 miles) North of Tomar is Coimbra.
Visit of the old University of Coimbra(World Heritage Site)
Built in 1717 at the behest of King John V of Portugal, the Joanine Library was constructed for the University of Coimbra to house its book collection.
Today it is one of the most significant archival libraries in the world and contains some 56, 000 books.
● I can create a customized tour for you in case you have special requests or if you are more than 3.
Please note that the visit to the University is subject to a previous reservation. Before you book this tour allow me to check on availability first.
●Departure from Fatima to Tomar (40km-40min).
Along the way we will enjoy the green scenery of Ribatejo, one of these regions that remains unknown for tourism where agriculture is of upmost importance.
●Tomar is a charming and historically outstanding town on the banks of the Nabão River. It is dominated by a 12th-century Templar castle containing one of the country's most significant and impressive monuments, the Convent of Christ (VISIT WITH ME AS GUIDE).
●Aqueduct of Pegões, Tomar (VISIT WITH ME AS GUIDE)
Built to serve water to the Convent of Christ.
Arrival at Coimbra.
●Visit to the historical university and the famous breathtaking library from the 18th century(VISIT WITH ME AS GUIDE).
Back to Fátima (86km-55min).
● This tour can be done in a reverse way depending on the reservation of the visit to the University.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection
Duration: 9 hours
Traffic might affect the duration of the tour.
The luxury vehicles available for your tour:
●1 to 4 people: brand new 8 seater Mercedes V250* or 7 seater Tesla Model X Long Range* (full electric vehicle) upon availability.
●5 to 7 people: brand new 8 seater Mercedes V250 with air conditioning, individual leather seats, tinted windows, electric step, USB charger
(please request a quote for this group size).
*See pictures of the vehicles.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 Euro - Entrance-fees:
● Please bring your passport or ID along. Old-age pensioners over 65 receive a reduction on entry fees in some museums and monuments.
●I recommend to have Euros for personal expenses such as a drink or a meal since Dollars are not accepted.
The average price of a meal (optional) is 20€ per person.
The amount of local payments depends on your personal expenses.
Major credit cards can be used but American Express is not accepted everywhere
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I am allowed to do guide you inside all monuments all over Portugal.
(Not all driver/guides guide you inside monuments. Always ask before you book.)
Licensed company with all insurances required, registered at the national tourism board.